Frank A. Rose is the Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. He is responsible for advising the Secretary of State on a wide variety of arms control, strategic policy, verification, and compliance issues. Previously, Rose served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy where he was responsible for key issues related to arms control and defense policy including missile defense, military space policy, chemical and biological weapons, and conventional arms control. Prior to joining the State Department, Rose held various national security staff positions in the U.S. House of Representatives, including service as a Professional Staff Member on both the House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Rose has also held numerous positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, including as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction, and Policy Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. Rose holds a bachelor’s degree in history from American University and a master’s degree in war studies from Kings’ College at University of London.